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Review: 'Defeating Diabetes' is a helpful book for Indian Country





"Beyond Native communities, we know diabetes is at epidemic rates among society.

A book called "Defeating Diabetes: A No-Nonsense Approach to Type 2 Diabetes and the Diabesity Epidemic" by a registered dietitian Brenda Davis and medical physician Tom Banard is a great tool for American Indians to pick up to read about how to defeat diabetes. Even the book's title takes a position of strength.

Published in 2003, "Defeating Diabetes" is about making lifestyle changes about diet and exercise. Most would agree that that is a lot easier said, than done. But, the book is a quick read that provides common sense, backed with medical rationale, to alter lifestyles.

"Defeating Diabetes" contains many tables with information on fat counts, sugar content, and some 50 healthy recipes. Some of the numbers of contained in the book will make one think. For instance, one Mister Misty DQ Slush, 32 oz. contains 28 teaspoons of sugar; an ounce of hard candy has five teaspoons of sugar."

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Review: A Book for Those Serious About Defeating Diabetes (Native News Network 9/17)